GUANGZHOU (China) (AFP) Teenager Zhai Yujia equalled the world record as China swept the mens 10m Running Target event of the Asian Games shooting competition on Tuesday. Zhai, who turns 18 in February, led from start to finish to take the individual title with a score of 590, drawing level with German Manfred Kurzers world mark at the Athens Olympics in 2004. Zhais performance was two points clear of Asias previous best of 588 by veteran compatriot Yang Ling at Lahti, Finland in 2002. Jo Yong-Chol of North Korea and Jeong You-Jin of South Korea were locked on 572 points behind Zhai, but the North Korean won the shoot-off 19-17 to claim the silver medal. I am very excited, a composed Zhai remarked when asked how he felt after equalling the world record in his first major competition. I am bound to be a bit emotional because I dont think I am different from anyone else. I have a nose and two eyes just like other people. I owe this win to the instructions I received from my coaches and my own effort. I was just focussed on staying calm. Yang, a double Olympic gold-medallist in the event in Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000, finished ninth after once missing the entire target. Yang said Zhai was one of the best young shooters in China. The Chinese team of Zhai, Yang and Gan Lin proved too strong for their rivals in the team event, firing a combined round of 1,718 points. North Korea finished 20 points behind with 1,698 on way to the silver medal, while Kazakhstan took the bronze with 1,691. Chinas twin golds took their overall tally to 12 from 21 shooting events completed so far. South Korea have eight golds and Kazakhstan one.